Dumb and Dumber
The latest war rhetoric has been loud. Senator McCain’s “Catastrophic” if we do not support President Obama’s call to strike Syria and punish them for gassing their people. The soundbites of losing “Credibility” in the world if we sit on our missles. But this whole thing is BULLSH%T. Hear me out.
Assad is a tyrant. Given. His goal is to win the internal civil war and keep power. He has a stake in it. Gross tactics, but its war. War is Gross.
Iran has a stake in it. They are a neighboring country in the region — arguably potentially the strongest — they are backing Assad.
We are being driven into this on BS rhetoric. As an American and a Barack Obama supporter - I do not give a SH%T it he loses this vote. Let him lose credibility in the face of the world by losing the vote in Congress. In my humble opinion, he loses more credibility if he bombs Syria. He will be viewed by the world as no better than Bush. Now that is a legacy we all do NOT aspire to and did not vote him into office for. Sorry.
Our soldiers are weary. Our bank accounts empty, we have NO stake in this war except the credibility of our redline ROAR? Take a hard look at the British. They did the right thing. They are leaving this in the hands of the region. If the Arab League feels the situation is dire. Let them lead the effort and coalition to stop this. We can help in THAT type of coalition, if asked. The US is not responsible for policing the world. It’s a different world now than when we fought the other 2 World Wars. Our intervention will lead to WW3.
How about this idea? We call Assad in Syria and have a discussion. Obama & Assad. I’m thinking he would take the call as we have his attention right now. Am I right? Or we start a dialogue with Iran now that the leadership has changed and we negotiate with the leadership in the region? I have no interest in fighting John Kerry’s activist human rights war. Dear Mr. Kerry — you are Secretary of State. Start a meaningful dialogue. It’s your job. Don’t put his on the American military to finish what you have not EVEN started. Your propaganda is BULLSH%T. Your tactics are very weak.
Here is the tragic truth — we have not learned from our past mistakes.
NSA Blackmailing Obama? | Interview with Whistleblower Russ Tice (by breakingtheset)
According to today’s Washington Post:
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid declared politically dead the effort to ban military-style assault weapons, a setback for President Obama and gun-control advocates who are pushing the Senate to move quickly on bills to limit gun violence.
Reid (D-Nev.) is preparing to move ahead with debate on a series of gun-control proposals when the Senate returns from a two-week Easter recess in early April. Although he has vowed to hold votes on measures introduced after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., in December, Reid told reporters Tuesday that the proposed assault-weapons ban isn’t holding up against Senate rules that require at least 60 votes to end debate and move to final passage.
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Almost two years ago I walked into the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx with my camera. I came because I was told not to go, that it was the poorest neighborhood in all of New York and one of the most violent in all of the United States. I was immediately…
Turkey has become a hotbed of scary activity in recent weeks. From yesterday’s suicide bombing of the US Embassy in Ankara, where a guard was killed, to the recent abduction of an American tourist. Last seen and heard from on January 21, 2013, Sarai Sierra, a mother of 2 who was vacationing solo in Istanbul, went missing a day before she was due back in the US. A frantic search is on for her.
TRAGIC UPDATE: Sarai Sierra was found dead today, 2.2.13 in Istanbul, Turkey. RIP. Condolences to her family for this unthinkable loss.
New York lost one of their most beloved Mayors today. Ed Koch the quintessential New Yorker died today at the age of 88. RIP.
He LOVED NY and we LOVED him.
The Senate confirmation hearings held to confirm Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel were hard to watch — but not surprisingly the biggest loser was Senator John McCain. His recent “surge” of time-wasting minutia of the minute has turned him into the bully of the senate — from Bengazi and his personal and misguided attack on Ambassador Rice to the unyielding yes-no barrage of questions to Hagel, his hostile attitude, and his unwillingness to allow Hagel to respond in a manner that reflected his true position, was cringe-worthy at best. While Hagel was weak in his own defense, there is no defense for the lack of intelligent questions, the lack of civility and the palpable lack of respect the US senate showed Chuck Hagel.